ITEMS TO DONATE

What items can I donate?

 

Would I be delighted to receive this for my child?” This is the question to ask when looking to rehome your kids’ preloved goodies.

 

Items that are worn-out, broken, stained or damaged may be discarded.

 

We value every donation but sometimes we cannot re-home some items for a variety of reasons.  When we cannot re-home an item we may on-donate to another children’s charity or selected Op Shops who support similar work. Sometimes we may sell items that we cannot use at fairs or market days in which case all funds raised are used for local families in need.

Please let us know if you do not wish items that you donate to be on-donated or used for We Care fundraising when they cannot be re-homed by us.

 

Clothes 

Please only donate new or excellent condition clothing that will delight.

      • All sizes from birth 0000 to sizes for older teenagers.
              • Pyjamas and sleepwear
              • Gro-bags and sleeping bags for babies 
              • New underwear and socks
              • Hats

 

Shoes for children

 

  • All sizes
  • Please clean/wash them before donating, we ask them to be in excellent/near new condition.

 

 

 

WE CANNOT REHOME

 

  • Adult clothes – except for maternity clothes
  • Uniforms or sport specific shoes like footy boots or dance shoes.

Nappies – disposable, all sizes. Opened packs are OK. 

 

Nappy bags & changing mats – opened packs are OK.

 

 

 

No swim nappies please

 

No reusable nappies

Freshly laundered sheets, blankets, doona covers, mattress protectors for:

  • bassinet
              • cot
              • single bed
              • double bed
              • queen bed
              • king bed
              • pillow cases

Also:

  • towels
  • face washers.
  • wraps
  • Hand knits.

our recommended sizing for single bed blankets is approximately 120cm x 180cm, cot blankets are 120cm x 150cm and for bassinet blankets are 100cm x 80cm. These are an essential part of our linen bundles and we need donations of blankets more than any other knitted item. If you would like to donate crochet squares that our volunteers can sew together for a blanket, please make them between 15cm and 25cm.

 

 

WE DO NOT REHOME:

 

soft bedding such as pillows, quilts, duvets and bumpers.

 

For more information about why, please refer to the Red Nose Foundation.

Mum’s essentials

 

Breast pumps

Must be thoroughly clean, in full working condition and lightly used. Manual or electric.

 

 Breast milk containers.

Thoroughly clean, sealable, and lightly used

 

 Breast pads

Open packs acceptable

 

Maternity pads

 

Sanitary pads/tampons

 

Maternity clothes

 

Something special (mums are so often forgotten)

 

Medium sized handbags

 

Toiletries – unopened, in-date

 

   Little luxuries

 

  Shampoo/conditioner

 

 

Dad packs

 

Men’s toiletries – unopened, in-date

Shaving razors

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Modern bassinets are excellent and really bring joy to our mums.

 

Please always thoroughly clean and in full working order.

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Traditional bassinets are also lovely provided that:

 

        1. they MUST have mesh on all walls of the bassinet
        2. they MUST be thoroughly clean
        3. in good working order
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     co-sleepers

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Heavy rocker-type cribs

They can be lovely but we have found that we cannot re-home them because:

 

      1. So many of the families we support have limited space to accommodate a large crib
      2. Our families can be in short-term accommodation and bulky items are difficult to transport
      3. We can’t fit them into most case worker vehicles.
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Please no:

 

      1. Moses baskets
      2. Wicker items

Bass

inets

 

Th

oroughly clean, in good working order

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